Shrewsbury was incorporated in 1727.

Shrewsbury is approximately 21.6 square miles and as of 2010, had a population of 35,608.

It is part of Worcester County and its form of government is Town Meeting, with elected members. Shrewsbury’s administration is comprised of a Town Manager and Board of Selectmen.

Between Shrewsbury and neighboring Worcester is Lake Quinsigamond, which once was a popular resort destination. It still serves as a center of boating activity for many. Shrewsbury’s past includes success in the leather and sawmill industries; now, it is starting to become home to an increasing number of retail and bio-technology companies.

Visit Shrewsbury’s town government website here.

Visit the website for Shrewsbury public schools here.
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Eleanor B. Morello, 85

March 17th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Eleanor B. (Olson) Morello, a longtime resident of Shrewsbury, passed away peacefully with family at her side Friday, March 14, 2014, after a brief illness. She was 85 years of age. Eleanor, one of nine children of Clarence and Anna (Johnson) Olson, was born Nov. 7, 1928 and grew up in Worcester. In [...]

Donation drive to be held to benefit St. Anne’s Human Services

March 16th, 2014

Shrewsbury – The Outreach Committee of First Congregational Church (FCC) of Shrewsbury and Boy Scout Troop 114 are working together to assist St. Anne’s Human Services during this time when it is high in need and low in donations.  With its food distribution program, St. Anne’s is currently serving over 844 Shrewsbury families, totaling over [...]

The First Chapter

March 14th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – This summer the Shrewsbury Public Library will be undergoing the first phase of a major, $23.3 million renovation. But until that can happen, the library’s 130,000-item collection needs to be relocated and housed offsite. Thanks to the efforts of two legislators, state Sen. Michael O. Moore, D-Millbury, and state Rep. Matthew A. Beaton, [...]

Miracle baby’s mom becomes advocate for March of Dimes

March 14th, 2014

Michael on his first birthday.

Shrewsbury – Michael Luke Pelak IV. It’s a long name for a little boy who came into this world well ahead of schedule and weighing only four pounds. His mother, Shrewsbury resident Jennifer O’Connor, calls her son by a shorter name, one that reflects the struggle behind that early arrival: “my miracle.”

Shrewsbury selectmen updated on tobacco program

March 14th, 2014

Shrewsbury – Karyn E. Clark, Chief of Community Health at the City of Worcester Division of Public Health, briefed the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen March 11 about the status of the Tobacco Control Program. Shrewsbury belongs to the Public Health Regionalization Project, the goal of which is to strengthen the Massachusetts public health system by creating a state-funded regional structure for equitable delivery of local public health services across the Commonwealth.

Hearing for another troublesome dog in Shrewsbury

March 14th, 2014

Shrewsbury – In what is becoming a common issue at the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen’s public hearings, selectmen heard another complaint about an allegedly troublesome dog March 11.

Local choirs come together in song

March 14th, 2014

Six choirs performs together at the recent Shrewsbury Spring Choir Festival.

Shrewsbury – Members of six local choirs united in song March 9 at Shrewsbury’s Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church.

Shrewsbury police log, March 14 edition

March 12th, 2014

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Shrewsbury Tuesday, Feb. 25 11:36 a.m. North Quinsigamond. Suspicious person/MV. 1:36 p.m. Greenwood Ave. Medical call. 7:22 p.m. Liberty Dr. Domestic. Wednesday, Feb. 26 12:01 a.m. Hartford Tpke. Suspicious person/MV. 4:09 a.m. Woodway Dr. Medical call. 9:08 a.m. Maple Ave. B&E motor vehicle. 7:32 p.m. Grafton St. Medical call. 10:47 p.m. Hartford Tpke./Pineland Ave. Well-being [...]

Alice M. Sampson, 95

March 11th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Alice M. “Gram” (Oster) Sampson, 95, passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014. She was born in Worcester and lived most of her life in Shrewsbury. She resided at Shrewsbury Crossing most recently. She was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Thomas C. Sampson, daughters Jean Nelson and Diane Kasputis, and grandsons Eric [...]

Kathleen Quinn Copeland, 57

March 10th, 2014

Obit Kathleen Quinn Copeland

Shrewsbury – Kathleen Quinn Copeland, 57, of Shrewsbury, died peacefully Wednesday, March 5, 2014 surrounded by her family. She leaves her husband, Randal Copeland; two daughters, Eileen (Billings) Roddy and her husband Thomas of Las Vegas, Nev. and Emily Copeland of Bowie, Md.; her parents, Jack and Ruth Quinn of Willseyville, N.Y.; three sisters, Linda [...]

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